Invitations and information about my Discord channels!

I had a Discord server as SwiftCraftyMonkey, but it was a social experiment that failed, and I’m in the process of shutting it all down. I’ve left this page in place because there are posts that linked to this post on the blog, and I don’t want people getting upset that the link went nowhere....

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Q&A quickies! What do you use to colour your hair care bars? How can I preserve D’orientine well? Can we use Olivem 300 in place of polysorbate 80 in blooming bath oil? How do I eliminate bubbles in my lotion?

Sorry for falling behind on answering questions. I’m working on a ton of things for the blog right now, and this fell by the wayside. Let’s catch up on what you’ve been asking!  In the February Q&A, Donna asked: I’d like to put a color in my shampoo and conditioner bars to help differentiate between the...

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Q&A: Creating liquid volumizing shampoo? Part two – choosing surfactants

In the November Q&A, Diana asked, I have a request from one of my customers for a volumizing shampoo. I usually make liquid shampoos for her, and she is very satisfied with my products but now she wants something that will lift her hair more. I wonder, does anyone make these shampoos? What ingredients should I look...

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Q&A: Creating liquid volumizing shampoo? Part one…

In the November Q&A, Diana asked, I have a request from one of my customers for a volumizing shampoo. I usually make liquid shampoos for her, and she is very satisfied with my products but now she wants something that will lift her hair more. I wonder, does anyone make these shampoos? What ingredients should I look...

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Q&A: Can we use Varisoft EQ 65 in a shampoo bar for fine hair? 

In the November Q&A, Sarah asked, Have you ever used Varisoft EQ 65 in a shampoo bar or conditioner bar? Is there any reason why it could not be used this way? Is there a pH concern for this ingredient? For a shampoo bar for fine hair (that I do not want to over-condition), could I replace...

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